Board applications

Board Applications have now closed

Our Board embraces alternative thinking, innovation, strategy, influence and strong governance. We are seeking to enhance the diversity of our board to complement the skills and experience required for the effective oversight and governance of SEMPHN’s activities. Applications are now invited for three non-executive board director positions.

Non-executive board directors (3)

People who can demonstrate a strong commitment to primary care in the south eastern Melbourne catchment, either at a regional, state or national level, with a strong governance background, are encouraged to apply for these positions.

SEMPHN is committed to diversity in our workforce and Board members, where we can learn from life experiences and the perspectives of our people, regardless of age, gender, ethnicity, religion, cultural background, disability, or sexual orientation. 

Applicants with a broad skills, knowledge and experience base and interest in any or several of the following are encouraged to apply:

  • financial management or commercial experience
  • strategy creation or policy development
  • best practice corporate and clinical governance structures, 
  • policies and processes (particularly in the not-for-profit context) 
  • primary care
  • mental health 
  • alcohol and other drug dependence and abuse 
  • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health 
  • population health 
  • health workforce 
  • digital health  
  • aged care 

How do Board appointments work?

The current SEMPHN Board may comprise up to nine directors whose terms expire on a three-yearly rotating basis. This means that there are three (3) director positions elected each year. 

This provides for an annual cycle of Board renewal, with the Board’s Nominations Panel reviewing applications prior to the Annual General Meeting (AGM) in November each year.

Retiring directors have the right to apply for reappointment. 

Important dates

9 August 2021 Applications open
5 September 2021 Applications close
10 September 2021 Nominations Panel reviews and shortlists applications
4 October 2021 Interviews for candidates
24 November 2021 Board approves Nominations Panel recommendations

Advice to candidates

It is strongly advised that all candidates read the Constitution and the skills matrix (link downloads as a Word document) prior to applying. 

There are six Board meetings every year and usually a Board Planning Day. Candidates need to be able to attend these meetings either in person or virtually, every two months.

In addition, Board members are expected to serve on at least one of the three standing committees which meet four to six times per year and are normally scheduled around Board meetings. Board and Committee meetings during the pandemic will be held virtually or in person, as appropriate to government direction or restrictions.

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